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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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